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Chebultz, Lance – ProQuest LLC, 2012
School districts in the United States have undergone large changes over the last decade to accommodate No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Arizona accommodated NCLB through Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS). Expectations were established for all students, varying by group of students based on grade, special education status, free/reduced…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement
Laben, Joyce – ProQuest LLC, 2012
With the implementation of RTI, educators are attempting to find models that are the best fit for their schools. The problem solving and standard protocol models are the two most common. This study of 65 students examines a new model, the dynamic skills protocol implemented in an elementary school starting in their fourth quarter of kindergarten…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students, Predictive Validity
Falke, Tricia Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a computer-based reading intervention on the reading achievement of sixth grade students in one elementary school in a suburban school district located in the Midwest region of the United States. Data were collected through two district mandated reading assessments and a computer-based…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Reading Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Reading Achievement
Hansen, Laurie E. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined independent reading behaviors and contextual factors that contributed to growth in vocabulary and literacy of fourth grade English-only (EO), limited English proficient (LEP), and fluent English proficient (FEP) children. Participants were given pre-post measures of receptive and expressive vocabulary, word reading, decoding,…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Instructional Materials, Scores, Grade 4
Nagy, Kerri Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Given expectations for higher standards teachers must find ways to improve family involvement and build a community atmosphere within the classroom. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to examine the implementation of a family involvement program into a first grade classroom. Epstein's six types of parent involvement formed the theoretical…
Descriptors: Reading Failure, Parent Participation, Grade 1, Family Involvement
Diebold, Tamara W. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In spite of efforts to achieve the reading proficiency requirements mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, students' inability to comprehend text and meet grade level standards on state and national assessments continues to be problematic. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of explicit direct instruction of…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Federal Legislation
Lacy, Sharone Sanders – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine what impact a No Child Left Behind (NCLB)-related afterschool tutoring program had on reading achievement of elementary students in a Mississippi rural school setting. The research questions that guided this study were (1) Is there a significant difference between the 2008 and 2009 Mississippi Curriculum…
Descriptors: After School Education, Tutoring, Elementary School Students, Rural Schools
Betebenner, Elizabeth Whytlaw – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study was designed to address the result using sound enhancement technology in classrooms as a method of enhancing the auditory experience for students seated in the rear sections of classrooms. Previous research demonstrated the efficacy of using sound distribution systems (SDS) in real time to enhance speech perception (Anderson &…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students, Auditory Perception, Acoustics
Wilson, Claire – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this quantitative correlational research was to study the relationship between class size and students' academic achievement. Citywide language arts and math test scores for third and fifth grade students in four New York City public schools were examined using a variety of variables including (a) gender, (b) ethnicity, (c) grade…
Descriptors: Class Size, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Teaching Experience
Weaver, Wendy Smyth – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine if the implementation of a Response to Intervention framework had a positive impact on student reading achievement in urban elementary schools. This was a causal-comparative study that examined the reading performance of a sample of kindergarten through grade three students who experienced the Response to…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Reading Achievement, Urban Schools, Elementary School Students
Johnson, Diane D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
An estimated 75% of students who are poor readers in third grade continue to be lower achieving readers in ninth grade. The National Reading Panel has identified fluency as a prominent cause of reading comprehension problems which ultimately affect overall reading development. The purpose of this study was to test the theoretical framework of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Theater Arts, Reading Fluency
Norman, Mary Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Literacy is a nationwide concern. Although the national spotlight and numerous studies have focused on early literacy, the needs of adolescent readers have just come to the forefront. The Alabama State Department of Education responded to this nationwide concern for K-12 literacy by planning and implementing the Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI).…
Descriptors: High Schools, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Achievement
Putnam, Jennifer D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This dissertation was designed to examine the degree to which the fidelity of implementation of the Renaissance Learning program impacts teacher instruction, as well as teacher perception of student reading motivation and achievement. The teachers at a western North Carolina elementary school used the Renaissance Learning program for over 15…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Reading Motivation, Professional Development, Researchers
Khan, Farjana – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Many researchers have documented that reading fluency scores continue to be a national concern for the United States and have suggested that early reading failure has long-term detrimental effects on society. However, much less is known regarding specific interventions that could reduce this concern. Investigators in other studies have suggested…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Social Change, Statistical Analysis
Heier, Sharon L. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Federal Title I funding has been allocated to districts since 1965 in an effort to provide schools with a high population of identified low socioeconomic students with additional resources to close the achievement gap. The basis for this study was to ascertain whether the Title I funding that schools received was having a positive impact on…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Program Effectiveness, Standardized Tests, Constructivism (Learning)
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